Partnership for Public Service
The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. The PPS envision a dynamic and innovative federal government that effectively serves the American people.
Building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to success for any organization—and the federal government is no exception. The strategy for revitalizing public service is pursued through three strategic goals: securing the right talent, fueling innovation and efficiency, and building public support for the nation's civil service. The PPS pursues those goals by:
- Conducting outreach to college campuses and job seekers to promote public service;
- Providing assistance to federal agencies to improve their operations and leadership capacity;
- Raising awareness and improving public attitudes about government service;
- Advocating for needed legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen the civil service; and
- Generating research on, and effective responses to, the workforce challenges facing the federal government.
Training and Education
- Disseminate training and education materials to PPS members on issues of concern in order to advance the recruitment and employment of job candidates with disabilities.
- Work with ODEP to disseminate and share effective disability employment practices and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees.
- Work with ODEP to provide expertise on key industry issues as they pertain to the employment of people with disabilities.
Outreach and Communication
- Provide expertise in developing information on the advancement of employment of people with disabilities and in communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and ODEP's and the PPS's Web sites) to employers.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at ODEP or PPS events.
- Collaborate with other Alliance participants on employer issues that are identified through the Alliance Program.
- Identify activities that demonstrate, evaluate or replicate model disability employment strategies.
- Identify employer specific issues of concern to which the Alliance should direct particular attention and resources.
- Promote ODEP-funded technical assistance services, such as the Job Accommodation Network and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to the advancement of employment for people with disabilities whenever PPS leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of employing people with disabilities and publicize their results.
- As appropriate, convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on employer leadership issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace on recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities.
Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez and Max Stier, President & CEO, Partnership for Public Service, sign ODEP's Alliance Agreement.
Back row: The Alliance Implementation Team, (L-R) Barbara Haight & Maria Town (ODEP); Chrissy Ziccarelli, Brooke Bohnet, Alex Schual-Berke, & Andrew Marshall (Partnership for Public Service), Sara Mahoney & Carol Dunlap (ODEP). Front Row: Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez and Max Stier, President & CEO, Partnership for Public Service.